Corporate MEL Coordinator – Any IFDC office (US or Africa), Accra, At International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

IFDC is a public international organization active in 27 countries in Africa, Asia, and America. IFDC uniquely approaches the global issues of food security and poverty by bridging the gap between research and impact, combining science-based innovations, holistic market systems development, an enabling policy environment, and strategic partnerships to assist farmers and countries to identify and scale sustainable agricultural solutions, including improved nutrient use efficiency. These approaches are needed to boost soil health and crop productivity while reducing the environmental impact of fertilizer use. IFDC translates research into action by using locally driven, environmentally sound, and impact-oriented solutions. With our partners, we seek to close the yield gap, eradicate global hunger, safeguard the soil on which our lives depend, and generate economic resilience for farming households and the countries in which they live.

IFDC is currently seeking passionate individuals to join its team, as the organization continues to expand its impact and work towards creating positive changes in agriculture and sustainable soil management across the world.

Position Summary

As the MEL Coordinator, you’ll be at the forefront of showcasing IFDC’s global impact. Your role will involve strategic oversight of MEL activities, ensuring effective communication with project teams, and contributing to internal and external evaluations. We are seeking a dynamic professional with a background in international development, evaluation skills, and a passion for making a difference.


  •  Team Leadership: Form, lead and supervise the MEL unit team, ensuring their progress aligns with organizational goals. Regularly report to the Global Corporate Communications Manager.
  •  Strategic Oversight: Take charge of planning, implementing, and monitoring MEL activities. Ensure effective execution of critical tasks.
  •  Collaborative Leadership: Foster collaboration between the MEL unit team and project MEL specialists, creating a synergistic work environment.
  •  Technical Leadership: Provide expert guidance on MEL to both the MEL unit team and project MEL specialists, elevating the technical proficiency of the entire unit.
  •  Effective Communication: Facilitate seamless communication within the unit and with project/program teams, promoting efficient implementation of activities to meet organizational MEL goals. eJnXDPf BIpnb
  •  Evaluation Support: Conduct internal evaluations and offer technical support for both internal and external evaluations, contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.
  •  Policy Development: Lead the development of policy briefs and articles derived from evaluation insights, contributing to organizational knowledge and thought leadership.
  •  Reporting: Produce comprehensive semi-annual reports on MEL activity implementation and present key findings to the Global Corporate Communications Manager.

Job Requirements

  •  Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as agriculture, international development, or evaluation.
  •  Experience: Possess a minimum of 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in international development. Previous experience with NGO Online preferred.
  •  Team Management: Demonstrate experience managing teams and coordinating with project/program teams.
  •  Evaluation Skills: Showcase proficiency in conducting evaluations and managing data analysis.
  •  Communication Skills: Exhibit excellent writing and communication skills in English (French fluency preferred).

Reporting and Work Relationships

Reporting directly to the Global Corporate Communications Manager, you will cultivate collaborative relationships within the MEL Unit and with global project MEL specialists. Your role extends to fostering seamless communication with project/program teams, integrating MEL findings, and coordinating with internal and external evaluation partners. Regular updates to the Global Corporate Communications Manager will showcase the unit’s progress and achievements. Emphasizing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, you will play a pivotal role in aligning MEL activities with the broader organizational communication goals, contributing to impactful global development initiatives.


This location may be based at any IFDC office in the U.S. or Africa.


IFDC’s benefits include annual and sick leave, health and group life insurance coverage, a 13th-month salary, social security and pension contribution in compliance with local laws and end-of-contract benefits.

US Specific: IFDC’s benefits include annual and sick leave, health, dental, vision and group life insurance coverage, social security and pension contribution in compliance with local laws.

Salary Clause

The salary grade for this position is BG 10.

The determination of new employee salaries takes into account various factors. These include the salary range linked to the assigned job grade, the candidate’s qualifications in relation to the job’s responsibilities and prerequisites, internal fairness, the competitive state of the job market, as well as potential organizational and budgetary considerations.

Diversity Clause

IFDC is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, and offers equal employment opportunities based on ability, performance, and potential. Equal opportunity is integral to the recruitment and selection practices at IFDC. IFDC recognizes the value in recruiting employees with different backgrounds, knowledge, experiences, perspectives, and beliefs. IFDC recognizes and values the contribution of people with a diverse background in capabilities, experience, and perspectives. Diversity encompasses gender, age, experience, education, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds as well as other dimensions such as lifestyle and family responsibilities.


May 2024